Cottage Queso
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Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso

Welcome to the wonderful world of curd salsa queso! You’ve come to the perfect place if you’re looking for a tasty, healthy and creamy dip. Our recipe combines the melting taste of Mexican grated cheese, the smoky spice of chipotle and the creamy, spicy taste of cottage cheese. This cheesy queso with curd salsa will meet your needs, whether it’s a get-together, snack, or treat. Get ready for a luscious, protein-rich, creamy dip that will leave you wanting more!

Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 450 grams (16 oz) of whole Cabot cottage cheese
  • One teaspoon of garlic powder
  • One teaspoon of salt (adjust to taste)
  • One tablespoon of chipotle in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 cup of Cabot 4 Cheese Mexican shredded cheese
  • Crushed chili flakes and dried or fresh cilantro for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Mix the ingredients: In a microwave-safe bowl, mix the cottage cheese, garlic powder, salt, chopped chipotle, and shredded Mexican cheese.
  2. Microwave: Heat the mixture in the microwave for 1 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. The heating time will vary depending on the microwave’s power. Make sure it is thoroughly heated.
  3. Optional: Blend the hot salsa using a blender or immersion blender for a smoother texture.
  4. Garnish and serve: Garnish the cheese salsa with crushed chili flakes and cilantro. Serve the salsa with tortilla chips or sliced vegetables.

Nutritional information (per serving – 1/8 of the recipe, salsa only):

  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 7 grams (11% of Daily Value)
  • Saturated Fat: 4 grams (20% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 20 milligrams (7% of DV)
  • Sodium: 580 milligrams (24% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 3 grams (1% of DV)
  • Fiber: 0 grams (0% of DV)
  • Sugar: 2 grams
  • Protein: 10 grams
  • Calcium: 149 milligrams (15% of DV)

Enjoy your Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso!
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FAQ

What is Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso?

Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso is a flavorful and creamy salsa dip made with Cabot cottage cheese, chipotle, and Mexican shredded cheese. It is a delicious twist on traditional queso dips, perfect for snacking or serving at parties.

How do I make Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso?

Mix cottage cheese, garlic powder, salt, chopped chipotle, and shredded Mexican cheese together to make Cheese Salsa Queso. Heat the mixture in the microwave, stirring occasionally. You can blend the hot salsa using a blender or immersion blender for a smoother texture. Garnish with crushed chili flakes and cilantro, then serve with tortilla chips or sliced vegetables.

Can I adjust the spiciness of Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso?

Yes, you can adjust the spiciness of the salsa queso by adding more or less chipotle in adobo sauce according to your preference. Start with the recommended amount and taste as you go. You can reduce the chipotle or omit it if you prefer a milder flavor.

Can I use other types of cheese in Cottage Cheese Salsa?

While the recipe calls for Cabot 4 Cheese Mexican shredded cheese, you can experiment with different types of cheese to suit your taste. Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a combination of cheeses can also work well in this recipe.

How long does Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso last?

Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso is best enjoyed fresh, but any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days—reheat before serving.

Can I use other types of cheese in Cottage Cheese Salsa?

While the recipe calls for Cabot 4 Cheese Mexican shredded cheese, you can experiment with different types of cheese to suit your taste. Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a combination of cheeses can also work well in this recipe.

How long does Cottage Cheese Salsa last?

Cottage Cheese Salsa is best enjoyed fresh, but any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days—reheat before serving.

Can I make Cottage Cheese Salsa ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the salsa queso ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. Reheat it before serving; if needed, add a splash of milk to restore the creamy texture.

Is Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso suitable for vegetarians?

Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso is suitable for vegetarians as it contains no meat or animal-derived ingredients.

Can I freeze Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso?

Frozen Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso is not recommended, as the texture may become grainy or separated when thawed.

What can I serve with Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso?

Cottage Cheese Salsa Queso pairs well with tortilla chips, sliced vegetables like bell peppers or cucumber, or even a topping for tacos, nachos, or baked potatoes.

Can I customize Cottage Cheese Salsa with additional ingredients?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment and add your favorite ingredients to customize the salsa queso. Diced tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, or even cooked ground beef can be delicious additions.